The "Occupy" movement may have started in New York, but Occupy Oakland is on the verge of becoming the most influential of the U.S. based "Occupy" groups. Now that Occupy Oakland has become "action" oriented, it becomes a question of whether other groups across the country will enter into a competition to one up each other. Of course, on the lunacy scale, it is going to be pretty hard for a group from any other part of the country to out do the Bay Area.
Occupy Oakland's general strike call: 'Shut down the 1%'
It can be challenging to get a handle on why the European debt crisis matters to those living in the U.S. Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr. provides a good explanation of
Why We Can't Escape the Eurocrisis
The attention grabbing message of a number of the GOP hopefuls is a flat tax plan. However, as much as the 53% that pays income taxes would love to benefit from a simplified tax code, is a flat tax really a viable election tool?
Can the GOP Deliver Flat-Tax Reform?